Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Review & Swatch-
Hi Everyone ..
I repurchased my favourite foundation some days back and realised I haven’t reviewed it as yet . When I finished my first bottle of Clinique Superbalanced Foundation , I had planned to try some other brand this time around . But with the kind of heat Delhi has in summers , it becomes very difficult to step out . So eventually I ended up ordering this Online .. I am going to talk about this foundation today in my review and what makes it repurchase worthy ! Keep reading 😃😃😃
What Clinique Says-
The smart makeup. Liquid foundation with adjustable, oil-free coverage provides moisture and absorbs oil when and where needed. Silky upon application .
Cyclopentasiloxane , Water\Aqua\Eau , Butylene Glycol , Cyclohexasiloxane , Polymethyl Methacrylate , Dimethicone , Hydrogenated Polyisobutene , Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone , Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract , Hydrolyzed Soy Protein , Tocopheryl Acetate , Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate , Coconut Acid , Isostearyl Neopentanoate , Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone , Hexyl Laurate , Lecithin , Peg-10 Dimethicone , Laureth-7 , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate , Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer , Disteardimonium Hectorite , Propylene Carbonate , C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate , Silica , Sodium Chloride , Polyethylene , Alumina , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol , [+/- Mica , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)]
Price: INR 2670 for 30 ml and USD 26
My take on the Clinique Superbalanced Makeup-
The Foundation comes in a heavy , frosted glass bottle with a metal screw off cap . Now this is something I don’t really like about this foundation . It has a wide mouth so I mostly end up taking out more than the required amount of foundation each time I use this. I really wish this came with a pump dispenser . While the brand does claim it to be fragrance free , it does have a peculiar fragrance , which fades after a few minutes of application .
Coming to the formula , it is thin , liquidy , but not very flowy/runny . I love how well it spreads and blends into the skin seamlessly without much effort . I have used this with a flat brush , sponge and flat top kabuki brush as well , it blends easily without much effort . I love the soft matte , a little satiny finish this foundation gives . I often get dry patches on my skin due to all the acids I use but this doesn’t emphasize them . My skin in oily to combination and this foundation works really well for my skin type , doesn’t make my t zone any oilier , infact controls oils for a few hours .
This is a medium coverage foundation and can easily be layered with help of a sponge / beauty blender for more coverage . When I had gone to purchase this first time , I had tried this on one side of the face and on the other side I had tried Clinique Anti Blemish foundation . But I ended up picking superbalanced since the shade match was perfect plus I could notice it had nicely covered my spots and pigmentation . I like how natural it looks and how light it feels on my skin . For reference I use the shade 03 Ivory which is a good match for my NW25 (in MAC) skintone.
Overall , I find this foundation to be perfect for my skin type and I can always go back to repurchasing this . I have extremely sensitive , acne prone skin but this doesn’t aggravate or irritate it . I would highly recommend this to anyone with similar skin type looking for a medium coverage foundation .
Pros of the Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:
- Thin Formula , extremely easy to blend
- Gives a beautiful , soft matte , satiny finish
- Gives medium to full coverage , easily buildable
- Doesn’t make The zone oily , controls oil
- Doesn’t emphasize dry patches
- Suits my sensitive , acne prone skin
- Fragrance free formula
Cons of the Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:
- Packaging majorly needs improvement , a pump dispenser would make it a lot better
Swatch of the Clinique Superbalanced Makeup-
My Rating: 4/5!
Do I recommend the Clinique Superbalanced Makeup?
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup is hands-down the Best Foundation for Oily Combination skin in my opinion . It blends easily giving a soft matte finish and medium coverage . It can easily be layered for full coverage too . I have tried a lot of foundations for my problematic skin but this is the only one which till date which doesn’t break me out . The price is certainly on the higher side but the quality totally matches up to it . I would highly recommend this and would always repurchase this till I find a better one .
Review by- Nupur